Education keeps his doors open
03May

Education keeps his doors openEducation keeps his doors openEducation keeps his doors open

By Family First Adolescent Services

The average teenager is dealing with pressure from all sides—from parents, teachers, and coaches, as well as their friends. They worry about their future, about college or career, and about relationships. Teens who are struggling with...

The average teenager is dealing with pressure from all sides—from parents, teachers, and coaches, as well as their friends. They worry about their future, about college or career, and about relationships. Teens who are struggling with mental health, behavioral health, substance...

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Parents and the love letter
03May

Parents and the love letterParents and the love letterParents and the love letter

By Family First Adolescent Services

Teenagers and their “big moods” can take up a lot of space in a household—this is especially true when your child is also struggling with mental or behavioral health issues, substance use, or problematic gaming. With parents...

Teenagers and their “big moods” can take up a lot of space in a household—this is especially true when your child is also struggling with mental or behavioral health issues, substance use, or problematic gaming. With parents hyper-focused on their troubled teen, the...

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What To Teach Teens About Failure
16April

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By Family First Adolescent Services

Failure is healthy. When toddlers learn to walk they aren’t discouraged by repeated failure in their initial attempts. They pick themselves up and try again. Eventually, they are running all over the house while you try to keep up. Imagine...

Failure is healthy. When toddlers learn to walk they aren’t discouraged by repeated failure in their initial attempts. They pick themselves up and try again. Eventually, they are running all over the house while you try to keep up. Imagine if that drive remained with us...

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How to Plan for Long Term Healing
16April

How to Plan for Long Term HealingHow to Plan for Long Term HealingHow to Plan for Long Term Healing

By Family First Adolescent Services

If a teen suffered a broken bone or torn ligament, treatment recommendations might include surgery as well as a period of physical therapy to speed healing and minimize the risk of re-injury. His surgery isn’t a cure, rather the first big...

If a teen suffered a broken bone or torn ligament, treatment recommendations might include surgery as well as a period of physical therapy to speed healing and minimize the risk of re-injury. His surgery isn’t a cure, rather the first big step of treatment. Physical therapy is the...

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Your teen needs treatment: Why and how to get it
16April

Your teen needs treatment: Why and how to get itYour teen needs treatment: Why and how to get itYour teen needs treatment: Why and how to get it

By Family First Adolescent Services

When your children are very young and their coughs or cries wake you up in the night, parents fall naturally into the role of the caregiver; sitting up with a sick child, dosing him with medicines, warming soup for him, and watching over him in...

When your children are very young and their coughs or cries wake you up in the night, parents fall naturally into the role of the caregiver; sitting up with a sick child, dosing him with medicines, warming soup for him, and watching over him in the darkest hours of the night. For many...

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Talking to Your Teen About Family Addiction History
16April

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By Family First Adolescent Services

Speaking with your children about addiction in any capacity can feel overwhelming. You might not know how much they understand, and you may worry that you'll frighten them. While you will have to determine what works specifically for your family,...

Speaking with your children about addiction in any capacity can feel overwhelming. You might not know how much they understand, and you may worry that you'll frighten them. While you will have to determine what works specifically for your family, you can keep some tips in mind to help...

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Activities for Teens: Developing Strong Behavioral Health
16April

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By Family First Adolescent Services

A psychologically healthy person is involved in their community as well as the world around them. Our cultural landscape is overflowing with information and distractions. At face value, many of these distractions seem harmless. But the cumulative...

A psychologically healthy person is involved in their community as well as the world around them. Our cultural landscape is overflowing with information and distractions. At face value, many of these distractions seem harmless. But the cumulative effect can cause people to be deeply...

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Treating Anxiety Without Drugs or Alcohol
16April

Treating Anxiety Without Drugs or AlcoholTreating Anxiety Without Drugs or AlcoholTreating Anxiety Without Drugs or Alcohol

By Family First Adolescent Services

What Is Anxiety? Anxiety is the body’s physiological and psychological response to stress. The primary function of anxiety is to protect us from potentially dangerous situations by giving clear warning signals. However, when anxiety...

What Is Anxiety? Anxiety is the body’s physiological and psychological response to stress. The primary function of anxiety is to protect us from potentially dangerous situations by giving clear warning signals. However, when anxiety becomes a part of everyday life it can lead to...

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